Amaranth, one of the oldest grains in the world, is at risk from GM technology.
Amaranth has the highest iron content among cereal grains, is rich in complex carbohydrates, protein, and calcium, and is nearly 500 percent rcher in carotene than GE "Golden Rice."
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Palmer amaranth (tall stalks at left) in an American soybean field. In the United States, Palmer amaranth is called "pigweed" and is considered a nuisance to be eradicated. Meanwhile, many people across the world recognize it as a valuable food source.